New Editor Announced for MontanaStateNews.org

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MontanaStateNews.org announced in June 2017 that long-time editor, William Wilke has retired, citing plans to “travel to Santiago, Chile and other foreign lands.” He has turned over the the reins for the news site to fellow Montana State faculty member, Jean Arthur.

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Marrow recipient spreads the word

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By EMILY SCHABACKER/Montana State News

Bone marrow transplants can increase survival rate up to 97 percent in patients who suffer from life threatening blood cancers, according to the Be The Match website. Be The Match acts as the world’s largest and most diverse bone marrow registry in the world with nearly 27 million individuals registered as potential donors.

The first ever bone marrow transplant was a success in 1979 when 10-year old-Laura Graves was diagnosed with leukemia. Once Graves made a full recovery, her parents set out to organize a national bone marrow donor registry, according to Youtube video Be the Match: A History of Curing Blood Cancers.

John Philpott, community engagement representative for Be The Match, works to educate communities all over the country about marrow donation.

“We want to educate as many people as we can and give them the opportunity to decide if it’s the right thing for them to join the registry,” said Philpott. More

Philanthropic program provides pinball therapy

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By TIM STOVER/Montana State News

Pinball machines have allowed a different kind of recreation for those who spend their time in hospitals around the country.

Project Pinball started in 2011 and originated with the intent to provide “… recreational relief to patients, family members, and hospital staff,” according to the organization website.

According to Project Pinball they “…provide all equipment, parts, supplies, and regular maintenance at no cost to the hospital.”

The company has provided “… 25 pinball machines to 23 different hospitals” across the country. Testimonials on Project Pinball’s website attest to the fact that people love what they are doing.

Joe Dacy, a parent of a child who benefited from Project Pinball at Advocate Children’s Hospital said in a testimonial, “One of those challenges was getting him out of bed away from the video games, his tablet, and the confinement of his hospital room.” More

Montana State News up and running for 2017

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Montana State News reactivated for 2016

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Montana State News reactivated for 2015

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Some black history not so heinous

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By HELEN SMITH/Montana State News

Most Americans have heard African American history from the southern point of view. It seems there is a different side to this story in the north.

Most history begins with the account of the first slave ship arriving in Virginia in 1619. This version does not tell of how slave traders bringing the first slaves to Massachusetts were arrested by the Puritan/Pilgrim government.  These slaves were allowed to return to Africa. According to historian David Barton, most students are taught the “bad and ugly” of history rather than positive aspects.

Very few have heard of men like Wentworth Cheswell. Considered  the first African American elected to office in New Hampshire in 1768, Cheswell was the first black landowner in New Hampshire. At age 21, Cheswell was already well established. He was even a stalwart in his church. In 1767, he married Mary Davis and the couple eventually had 13 children. More

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